One of things I wanted to have on my book blog was a comparison of my review to someone else’s. I wanted people who read my review to be able to read about what another person thought without having to search all the blogs they frequent, before they go out a plunk down their hard earned money for a book I loved and someone else didn’t. (There’s my thrifty and opinions editor side showing through!)
So, Balance of Opinion (ed: now called ‘Others’ Thoughts’) was born. And with every review I try to find someone on my blogroll or in my comments who has reviewed the same book as me.
I’ve been noticing lately is that more and more people are doing their equivalent of Balance of Opinion, and I kind of wanted to know what was up. After clicking through a couple of links, I came across Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf‘s post encouraging her weekly geek-ers to do the same. And I love that so many people have signed up! When I checked, there were 66 people signed up.
What do you think? Have you signed up?
The Sunday Salon:
The Sunday Salon encourages bloggers to get together –at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones– every Sunday and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on each other’s blogs. Salon participants are encouraged to blog about their time spent reading, pages read, information about current reading, discuss a reaction to a book, state what they plan to read the following week, or make suggestions for a group read.